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Personality Development

by: Aimee Kalczuk

Personality Development HDF 247

Aimee Kalczuk
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Intro to Gerontology
Ko, Han-Jung

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Date Created: 10/26/15
Personality Development ls personality stable or does it change with age Depends on Definition Measurement Theoretical Approaches Trait approach The enduring response patterns that are exhibited by a person in many different contexts Personal concerns approach How do you view yourself What are your goals Jung s theory stage approach Life transition theory midlife crisis Life narrative approach identity and sense of self How you organize your life into a coherent structure McAdams life story model Whitbourne s identity theory Trait approach Personality is stable sort of Consistent across different contexts Can be compared across a group of people or an individual a continuum Commonly used descriptions shy outgoing etc The quotBig 5 personality traits OCEAN Openness to experience Conscientiousness Extraversion Agreeableness Neuroticism Costa and McCrae found that personality traits are stable for up to 30 years and stop changing by age 30 But it depends on how you measure it lndividual differences exist but it tends to be stable across a group of people Longitudinal studies show more changes Personality changes can affect health neuroticism leads to higher risk of death PersonalConcerns Approach Personality can change Organized coherent integrated patterns of selfperceptions ex self esteem selfimage goal etc Personal concerns explicitly contextual in contrast to dispositional traits Emphasizes how people view themselves and feel about themselves One s own interpretation of life events One quothasquot personality traits but quotdoesquot behaviors that are important to one s personal concerns in everyday life Erickson s 8 stages of life epigenetic principle is that you have struggles at each stage and must resolve them to move to the next stage Old age involves intimacy generativity and integrity Generativity in adulthood More than a general state ve types biologicalparental technical cultural agentic and communal Life transitions Aduts go through a series of life transitions or passes Not enough data proves this There is no proof of a midlife crisis Possible self Our ideas for our future selves hoped for possible self who you want to be feared possible self who you don t want to be and balanced Embedded in social context Provides context for selfevaluation Motivating behaviors


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